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more term. thank you, california, forgetting out there and voting today. we really made a big difference. >> wow. well, the street with packed obama supporters is starting to wind down. >> vic vic lee is live with that story. hi, vic. >> we could hear the crowds cheering wildly at a couple bars near us when president obama spoke. but the street party, the organized street party here in the castro ended a little while ago. at one point there were a thousand people that police cordoned off between 18th and market. and now the party probably would have lasted longer, but the tallies, the vote tallies came so quickly. when the networks announced president obama had won drivers started honking their horns as they passed us here on mark -- market and the crowd at the twin peaks bar that was an institution cheered wildly. they spilled out in the street. it was an exuberant crowd. they were very popular in the castro because of the open support of marriage equality. there were other issues, the lgbt community was monitoring very closely tonight four states, maine, maryland, wisconsin
:30 this morning. >>> california especially the bay area saw tough congressional races, including one upset due to new primary runoff system. katie marzullo joins us with a closer look. >> reporter: this is the house of representatives map. here's what won't surprise you, blue, blue, blue, the whole bay area voting democrat. we want to focus on three races starting in district three. he has held state or federal office for 40 years and he hangs on to it in a close race you can see the numbers five -54% to the republican's 46% she is someone who national republicans thought would give them a good chance of getting a seat in the house that would not be the case. in the east bay to district 9 this was tricky, lines have been newly redrawn people thought the incumbent mcinnerney wouldn't be able to hold on to his seat, he does he wins 54% to gill's 46% in district 9. district 15, massive upset maybe the biggest in the state. pete stark who has held the office since 1973 known as dean of california delegation is out and he loses to fellow democrat due to the new primary system democrat vs. departmen
:00 tonight when polls in california close. elections official there is have set up a drive-thru drop-off for absentee ballots. one of the biggest battles in california is the governor's tax on education funding. >> reporter: he didn't just vote here he held one last pep rally for prop 30. which some are calling the most important decision on today's state ballot. prop 30 supporters greeted governor brown as he walked to vote this morning many support has declineed recently. the governor says he's feeling optimistic. >> wouldn't be surprised if the outcome is even who are positive than most of you are expecting. or row opponents are feeling positive -- >> reporter: opponents are feeling positive. >> i think voters are seeing through the rhetoric around prop 30 and seeing it for what it is, which is a massive tax increase. >> reporter: it would increase taxes for those who make at least $250,000 a year and add a quarter cent to the state's sales tax. without it schools will lose money. >> no on prop 30 means billions out of schools and the universities. a yes vote means billions of dol
less than one percent between those two. california of course now you are go to see numbers like this, president obama with 54%. mitt romney 46%. a closer look at the state of cal cool -- at the state of california. california voted democrat, but what might surprise you are these huge chunks of red all people who voted for mitt romney within california. those red counties don't have the juice, don't have the population density as the blue counties on the coast which turned the state blue and give the win to president obama. coming up, we'll look at the u.s. house of representatives map show you the interesting races decided there overnight. >>> let's take a look at capitol hill. the president will face the same divided congress next year. democrats retain control of the senate, republicans keep control of the house. democrats have 52 seats, republicans have 54. three senate races are undecided. 20 seats were a tossup, democrats needed 25 seats to gain control, no change in leadership there. >> governor brown's proposal to raise taxes to rescue schools was the big issue. the margin to
clinton set during his second term. the head of california republican party raising taxes is still taboo and hopes house republicans hold their ground. >> student compromise is driving the economy down. and they need to work on government reform at all levels. >> time for the guys to reach a compromise here, if congress fails to reach an agreement soon, a tax hike and drastic spending hikes will take affect on january 1. leaders of both parties reaching out on capitol hill. we'll have that development in the second half hour. >> stocks suffered their worst one day loss of the year. the dow dropped and investors looking past the election and focusing on big problems ahead in europe and potentially in washington. cory johnson will join with us a parkt recap in about 10 minutes.. >> now, to the elections over. has outlook changed in silicon valley? >> abc 7 news david louie checks on the pulse of the local economy. >> happening now, i'm david louie. the electric was yesterday, but today a kind of referendum held on wall street. investors selling off in such a way it could impact everything
that is fascinating in california we have been following closely. >> larry beil has that for us. >> thanks. this is significant here. in district 15 that covers alameda county and hayward and livermore, what we may be witnessing tonight is the end of the political career of pete stark. pete stark elected in 1973, the longest serving member of california's congressional delegation. right now with 62% of the precincts reporting, pete stark is trailing against swallwell, 31 years old, the prosecutor from dublin and a city councilman. i don't know that you can call it an upset at this point, because pete at 80 years old ran kind of a grumudgen debate. he didn't want a debate. there was a lot of allegations going back and forth. mr. starks suggested he was a member of the tea party. they are both democrats, actually. the reason they are running as democrats is because of california's open primary system. just to wrap your arms around it, there is a good chance these numbers holdup, 54% to 45% we are looking at the end of the pete stark's political future in california. we will keep you updated
the death penalty in california with life without parole voters rejected prop 32 banning unions and corporations from using payroll deductions to fund political campaigns. >> democrats in sacramento will have a super majority or two thirds in the state assembly. speaker perez says the assembly should have 54 democrats still not clear if the state senate will have a super majority of democrats. pro tem steinberg says he's hopeful democrats will be able to raise taxes and pass budgets without republican support if they get. >>> decisive victory for feinstein who will return to washington for a fourth term the 79-year-old san francisco democrat defeated danville republican emken. feinstein was better known and better financed than emken and did not and would not debate her. >> katie marzullo continues our coverage with long cal races. >> reporter: i zoomed in on the -- bay area, no surprise to anyone all blue in all the districts in the bay area. we want to focus on some of the bigger ones, district 3 john garamendi, vs. vann he has held state office for four decades, vann is someo
are following breaking news out of los angeles. the university of southern california remains on locktown after a shooting on campus. at least four people are in the hospital. police are two men, they say one opened fire during a halloween party shortly before midnight. usc issued an alert to students and staff. one of the victims undergoing surgery. three others suffered nonlife-threatening injuries. >>> in hollywood three people were hit after a gunman started shooting near the intersection of hollywood boulevard and highland avenue where hundreds were out celebrating halloween. three men were taken away in cuffs. 17-year-old in critical. the other two victims are going to be okay. >>> 3200 nurses in the east bay are set to begin a one-day strike this morning they work at several hospitals managed by sutter health. the walk-out will be the six inn in a series by members of the california -- the sixth in a series by members of the california nurses association. sutter health says replacement nurses have been brought in. >>> thousands of bay area homeowners with mortgages they cannot afford. th
the california woman who just found out she is worth 23 million dollars and she almost didn't get it. >>> [ inaudible ] . >>> welcome back. check out what is still left of moisture around northeast cool nights enough for snow in higher elevations scattered showers 50s there as you dip down into the south 72 atlanta, 88 in dallas today, 86 phoenix, seattle, portland, 60°. laguardia flight arrive delays of nearly 75 minutes, snow towards minneapolis maybe a delay there. back at home, we don't have anything to worry about san jose, oakland, nor sfo. check out our flight tracker abc7news.com at the bottom. >>> 4:49. the u.s. is striking back at allegations that it failed to respond quickly or efficiently against the deadly tack on the u.s. consulate in libya september 11th. u.s. intelligence officials say cia officers went to the aid of state department staffers less than 25 minutes after the first call for help. cia publicly denying a report by fox news that the cia told its personnel to stand down. a.m. stevens was killed with -- ambassador stevens was killed with three other american
see how wet amy is. the california emergency manage agency remind us this storm provides a great reason to make sure we are all prepared for any type of natural hazard encouraged to have emergency kits stocked with battery operated radios and flashlights batteries, three day supply of food and water for everybody in the family and manual can opener. and developing a plan for your family posted at abc7news.com under see it on tv. >>> we'll be tracking this storm truth the day with live doppler 7 hd. meteorologist lisa argen will have the full forecast in a few minutes. >>> also, president obama turns to twitter and bay area business people are part of his push to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. >>> new details noon deadly fire at a clothing fire in bangladesh. factory officials are -- are arrested and accused [ male announcer ] introducing... a new way to save on your prescriptions. it's the aarp medicarerx saver plus plan from unitedhealthcare. with this plan, you can get copays as low as a dollar through a preferred network pharmacy like walgreens -- where you'll find 8,000 co
their votes early. tonight election night party [ unintelligible ] >>> here in california one of the most closely watched races today will be prop 30. amy hollyfield joins you live from oakland where the governor is expected to cast his ballot in the next hour. >> reporter: here at fire station 6, governor brown will be surrounded by teachers and students he is not the only one advocating for the proposition. yesterday former labor secretary robert reich held a rally. regents said tuition would go up $2400 next semester without prop 30. governor brown held rallies yesterday across the state. students who are against prop 30 say they resent the fact that legislatures haven't better protected education funding. first the governor as he gets biblical about it. >> read the gospel of luke chapter 12, verse 48 where it says those to whom much has been given, much will be required. that's what prop 30 it tells those who have done the best pay a little back. >> students don't have a voice they don't have a strong lobby in sacramento that's why politicians feel comfortable cutting education first.
.com/abc 7 news and via twitter. >> california fair political practices commission accusing a group of campaign money laundering after a source of funding today. the state supreme court issued a ruling to disclose who is behind $11 million contribution to support prop 32. turns out the money came from two monday profits active in republican campaigns. the groups are not required to release their donor list. the state could fine the pack or pursue criminal charges.. >> now, gorgeous out there. it's one of the hottest days on record in november. >> it's spectacular. now, spencer christian with records we've broken today. >> we've broken several records today. there may be more. these are just high, new records so far today. oakland 83 degrees is the record for the date. sfo, 78 degrees and moffett field 83. 95 degrees today, shattering old records of 86 for this date. we're waiting for a final count on election day. there may be other records coming in later this afternoon. tomorrow, election day planner looks like this. the start of the day, sun rise, 6:41 warnlest conditions on the
coverage from abc news at 4 p.m.. at 8:00, when the polls close in california get bay area results from abc7 news. then abc news returns with primetime election coverage 8:30 with a complete wrap-up at 11. >>> long painful recover from superstorm sandy continues. forcasters are tracking a new storm that could hit wednesday. kira klapper joins us with more on the cleanup efforts. >> reporter: early season nor'easter is expected to slam the mid atlantic and new england with strong winds and heavy rain wednesday. the worst possible news for an already battered region. it has been one week since superstorm sandy hit, leaving 113 dead and more than 1 1/2 million customers still without power. today was the first monday morning commute since sandy unleashed her fury. new york schools reopened, more than one million students, heavy strain on battered transit system. hundreds missed their freezing rain. the seemingly endless lines for gas continued with people gripping their empty fuel cans and frustration mounting by the minute. >> i've been waiting for about 4 1/2 hours. and it is -- [ inaudible
% in arizona because players traveled from california to try and get in on the big prize. now california will become the 43rd powerball state, thanks to a vote yesterday by the lottery commission. californians can buy their tickets in april. rob, sunny. >> april 8th. to be exact. thank you, brandi. how many tens of millions live in california. now the jackpots will get even bigger with california jumping in. >> why not be a powerball state? >> think about the stat. how crazy people got. at the height of the frenzy day before, day of the drawing, they were selling 130,000 tickets a minute out there. >> i bought some. i bought some. did you buy any? >> who couldn't? >> you had to. you have to get wrapped up in it. welcome, california, to the mayhem. >>> all right. other news, the united nations has overwhelmingly approved recognition of a palestinian state. that's a move fiercely opposed by the u.s. and by israel. however, in the west bank, fireworks went off and the celebration was on. the vote upgraded palestine to a nonmember, nonvoting observer status at the u.n. the palestinian delega
in california, from los angeles to san francisco. >> mostly 50s in the pacific northwest, central rockies and great plains. just 30 in fargo. 40s from the midwest into the northeast. 81 in miami. >> we can only dream. >>> when we come back, bp gets ready to big deep and pay up for that gulf oil spill. a big announcement is expected today. >>> then, this morning, fears about 5-hour energy. the megashot of caffeine could be linked to more than a dozen deaths. >>> and he shoots, he doesn't score. and doesn't score again. and still doesn't score. the player who looks like he needs a gps to find the hoop. the wrong one, at that. ñc?xús1@? >>> welcome back, everybody. well, oil giant bp is expected to plead guilty, today, for its role in the massive 2010 oil spill off the gulf coast. justice department sources tell reuters that bp would admit criminal misconduct and pay what could be the largest penalty in u.s. history, probably in the billions of dollars. in exchange, the company would be exempt from future prosecution. >>> and there are big safety questions this morning about those little s
. the 320 million dollar hospital was built to meet california's seismic safety law. >>> filmmaker george lucas is moving forward with a plan that will bring a new park. donating vacant building downtown san anselmo. he has filed for a permit to demolish the building and make way for the new park, it will include bronze statues of indiana jones and yoda. expect today to open by summer. >>> that seems so far away. >> it is. >> let's compare the difference between yesterday and today. >>> yesterday was a quick burst we are going to see a stronger within for the second tonight and strongest for the -- stronger one for the second tonight and strongest for the weekend. right now question yet conditions in san francisco, you can't tell that to the folks in the north bay, they've had the light showers on and off where we start with live doppler 7 hd, blue and green is representing light rain through cloverdale and clear lake this morning. as you head south, the roads are wet into windsor and highway 37, san rafael through novato, lakeville highway, all looking at light shower activity. temperatu
into their rooms, everything is clear. a lot of emergency vehicles still out here, california disaster, medical support, police and fire from all over the central and northern san mateo county still on the scene out here but it is going to be returning to normal quickly we are told the boiler that was causing the carbon monoxide to leak has been isolated and shutdown going to be back to normal soon. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >>> good news it is all clear, everybody back in. >>> time for a check on the weather forecast. it was chilly outside for those folks who had to evacuate. >> if you think it is chilly now wait until this afternoon. >>> not much of an uptick in temperatures today. good morning, 5:02. several -- not picking up anything in the bay area, eureka doppler dialed in you can see rain even moderate rain with yellows that's the showers from crescent city tour rica. all this is going to slide south along the coast, hit us in the morning in the north to afternoon in the south bay be prepared for wet weather and blustery conditions even if it is not showering in your neighborhood yet m
a record turn out in california. the secretary of state says many precincts reporting a high volume of voters. 18 million people registered to vote for the election. that is a state record. half of those plan to vote by mail.uu=÷ >> really interesting to see such a large turn out in polling places because i'm also suspecting that we're going to have largest vote by mail turn out in the history of the state. >> that is a big achievement considering only 31% of the eligible voters took part in the june primary. many voters dropped off ballot was out leaving their cars. san jose's most watched race is measure did. california schools banking on prop 30, governor jerry brown proposed that plan, today voted for it. people in oakland greeted him in the oakland hills, proposition 30 raises money for public schools and community colleges and temporarily add a quarter cent tax to state sales tax and raise taxes for californians earning more than $250,000 a year. opponents say it's too expensive. here is a look at propositions. prop 32 preventing unions from deducting money from paychecks to
. the california woman who lost the ticket in her car for months. now, she's coming forward to claim a $23 million jackpot, just in the nick of time. abc's nick watt has the story. >> reporter: these security camera photos show the $23 million winner leaving the store after she bought her ticket back in may. >> i remember, the lady walked in. she bought a bottle of water. she walked out. as soon as she got to the door, her mom called out, just buy a lottery ticket. >> reporter: lottery officials were hoping, praying someone would recognize her before it was too late. the mystery winner bought just one ticket. it cost her a single dollar. but if you don't claim your winnings within six months, the cash goes to the california school system. she had only until november 30th to come forward. local tv stations and newspapers were all over the tale of the mystery millionaire. then, late yesterday, a break. the woman's daughter spotted her mother on tv. mum had no idea she was the winner. cue a frantic search of her car for the five-month-old scrap of paper. and she found it. in 2010, $17.5 million went
. >>> more good news for california drivers. what is happening with gas prices. >>> celebrating 100 years of service with one of the nation's oldest public transportation systems. >>> 80s just about everywhere, 78 san mateo mid to upper 70s coast. traveling away interest us high temperatures are going to be cooler -- especially up in the great lakes region towards the northeast 40s and 50s there, 60s as far south as atlanta 60 through denver and salt lake. all major airports on time, rain rolling through kansas city, st. louis towards memphis. light showers around seattle and portland. any delays develop our flight tracker will have them, abc7news.com. >>> devastating story especially for the parents. investigators in pittsburgh, pennsylvania trying determine if a little boy died falling into a zoo enclosure or mauled by wild dogs. the 2-year-old's mother placed him on a railing so he could see the african painted dogs yesterday, the boy fell into the exhibit and the dogs attacked him. zoo employees managed to get seven of the 11 dogs away. police were forced to shot and killed one of the
of happy and healthy. >>> good morning. more on how california voters decided major state ballot issues. they defeated prop 34 which would have repealed the death penalty and replaced with it life in prison without parole. and rejected prop 32 which would restrict labor groups to deduct money from paychecks to pay for political campaigns. >> still cloudy, flight arrival delays into sfo no rain on the radar now, there will be tomorrow morning. from 10 to 5 tease° cooler, closer to average -- 10 to 15 he -- cooler closer to average. >>> accident at lincoln cleared to the right lane. we still have that accident eastbound 24 in orinda big rig blocking one lane the rest of the lanes are getting by now. "and what's your name?" "oh, it's flo." "and what do you do?" "oh, i sell insurance like no one else." "oh, that's nice." "thank you." now, that's progressive. call or click today. >>> good morning, america. and this morning, four more years. president obama triumphs. >> we have picked ourselves up. we have fought our way back. and we know in our hearts, that for the united states of america,
' fans who fear the team might again consider moving to southern california pasadena considering hosting a team in the rose bowl stadium. the stadium is home to college football's annual rose bowl game. today the pasadena city council will hold a public hearing to bring an nfl team to the city on a temporary basis. raiders have not been specifically mentioned there are rumors the raiders may consider relocating. >>> sacred heart needs your help, the charity needs 1500 turkeys to meet its thank day goal. -- meet its thanksgiving day goal. sacred heart begins handing out holiday boxes this morning. amy hollyfield is in san jose now talking with organizers. she will have an update in the next half hour. >>> we invite you to be part of the abc7 share your holiday food drive on -- we broadcast live from around the bay area. for more information and location nearest you, go to abc7news.com and click on -- abc7news.com/community. >> sorry about the coughing. people say when the weather changes quickly people are more likely to get sick. certainly we've seen flip-floppy weather. >> we have. with
wishing you had -- california may be getting into the big game power ball played in 42 other states. lottery officials meet today expected to adopt regulations to join power ball on the heels of the staggering jackpot of 579 million dollars two winning tickets were drawn, sold in arizona and missouri. california retailers could begin selling the $2 tickets next year would it bring in 90 to 120 middles to help supplement education spending in -- million dollars to help supplement education in -- spending. >>> let's see if we are winners the weather race today. i think we are if you count raindrops. >>> we are still looking at two bigger storms headed our way, light showers this morning, live doppler showing most activity in the north bay up through cloverdale, ukiah, a few showers offshore also napa and snow may. if you are headed out highway 101 and 121 on the wet side, be careful, give yourself extra time visibility not a problem temperatures are mild, 50 redwood city, 58 mountain view, 53 concord as well as fairfield, 57 at our coast. here's the forecast, a few showers mainly nort
couple of days for extreme northern california. but for the bay area the storm systems, well, they will stay to the north of us. the tail end of one of them is going to try to slide on through here late tuesday into wednesday, giving us a little more rain. today the snow continues for the next couple of hours. but it's at a high level, above 7,000 feet. expecting around a foot, maybe an inch or two at lake level. back home today we have the raiders at 1:00. low 60s. so it will be a little cool, breezy along the cove. 60 san francisco. down by the monterey bay we are looking at a few more showers perhaps this morning and 65 salinas. we will dry it out. continue that tore tomorrow into tuesday. north day, west chance of showers tuesday night into wednesday. trying out for pg&e day. the big happening day on friday warming up and into the weekend it looks dry as well. hopefully that will cooperate with all the plans locally around here. >> are you one of those who gets out there on friday. >> no. >> and joins the madness? >> not me. >> me either. thanks, lisa. coming up at 7:00 i
very clear that the higher income people have to pay their fair share. >> the california congresswoman says she hopes an agreement can be reached by mid-december so it doesn't create more uncertainty for the stock markets. >>> senate intelligence committee chair, senator dianne feinstein is look for answers. answers from the white house on how the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi was presented to the american public. congress has ordered the administration to explain who created its talking points on the deadly attack. feinstein wants to know who omitted the cia's early conclusion that al-qaeda was involved. former cia director david pet cold congress the cia wanted to keep that information classified. senator feinstein said this morning on nbc's "meet the press" she doesn't think they tried to cover up the link for political reasons. >> pet very clearly said it was a terrorist attack. and outlined who he thought might be involved in it. what has concerned me about this is really the plough littization littization -- politicization of a statement that was put out by the intelli
. >>> federal agents open an investigation at major california prison. what some health workers there are accused of doing. >>> cloudy, sprinkles maybe for the morning commute, looks like a dry pattern at last 24 hours. stray showers north bay the rest of us a lot of rain on the way tuesday and wednesday. i'll give you the details. now more news. >>> 5:15. new this morning, a television crew shooting an episode of a fishing show in the gulf of mexico captured video of friday's offshore oil rig explosion as it happened. in the distance you will see the fireball that occurred 20 miles off grand isle, louisiana killed one worker, dissipated quickly, large plume of smoke, 11 injured, including four who suffered major burns. >>> state and federal authorities conducting separate investigations into possible corruption at a sole dad prison. investigators are looking into allegations of payroll fraud and accusations that some prison nurses diverted drugs that were supposed to be used to treat inmates. last accused of falsifying medical records to cover-up crimes dating back to 2009. the
, making contacts. notifying our detective bureau to get in touch with southern california to see if we can get it back to its rightful owner. >> it is being held in half moon bay. the leaders in sacramento are saying they're hoping to get possession of think the week in order to take it back down to the mojave desert this weekend. we're live in san mateo county abc 7 news. >> tragic, necessary is how jurors describe a decision to convict a former school principal today for failing to rrt a case of suspected child abuse involving a teacher. she wept as the judge read the verdict. the 36-year-old was principal at ob whaley elementary. an 8-year-old student told her a teacher blind fold ld her and put a strange substance in her mouth. >> he needed to be held accountable. we needed tibl to send a message to the rest of the mandatory reporters in the community that their obligation is report not investigate. >> she will not go to jail. the judge sentenced her to six months probation, a $602 fine and 100 hours of community service. jurors say she must face consequences. >> she didn't do what she
of people. tonight the i team gets exclusive access to meeting of people from across california who formed a shadow government for when the real one collapses. >> i pledge allegiance. >>reporter: sounds like it. >> one nation under god. >>reporter: looks like it. >> and justice for all. >>reporter: but this isn't the old glory and i know. >> we are here to save our nation aren't we. >>reporter: this is the october meeting of the calf assembly of the republic for the united states of america. people from all of the state including the bay area gather in the central valley time once a month to plan for the future. the group believes active congress in 1871 made the u.s. government a private for profit corporation. members say after that congress changed its oath of office and that means the republican take over. >> basically as a member of congress they changed take an oath of office to corporation. at that immediate moment they vacated congress. >>reporter: republic has elected its own representatives. senators. even a president. they are waiting for the u.s. government to collapse
for the insurance company. >> a california highway patrol vehicle ended up on the light rail tracks following a hit-and-run. the front of the patrol car was damaged. it happened on north first street. the dodge collided with the patrol car. driver ran away but officers chased him down. >> san jose firefighters are investigating a vicious fire at a hair salon inside a strip mall near brokaw, they could smell gasoline there. they believe the fire started there and spread. >> carolyn: let's talk about controversy for the niners. niners aren't saying too much about this but all eyes are pointing towards colin kaepernick. >> they are deliberately nebulous. alex smith the no contact jersey in practice. he has been cleared to play but no confirmation from the team. smith coming back from a concussion suffered almost two weeks. there is a colin. he was getting in preparation in new orleans. greg roman was asked, all right, who is starting. >> i repeat that no decision has been made. >> colin has been getting similar to what we got last week. he is getting some of the representatives and alex is getting som
of them came across the border from california, which is not 1 of the 42 states, district of columbia or the u.s. virgin islands that play the game. this morning, ticket sales are through the roof. they're selling at an unbelievable 105,000 tickets per minute. but let's face it. most players will be losers. >> oh, no. don't put that on camera. >> reporter: abc's ryan owens spoke to smu math professor scott norris. >> professor, with so many people playing this time around, does that hurt my odds? >> your odds are the same no matter how many people play. >> reporter: how did the jackpot get so big? nobody has won it all since october 6th. that's 16-straight drawings. that has lottery officials saying there's about a 16% chance someone will hit it big tonight. >> winner. >> reporter: does anyone have an advantage? well, indiana has had 38 powerball winners. missouri, following with 26. the most tickets are sold in florida, which has seen four winners in just the past three years. advisers say winners should take a lump sum payment. and for a singer winner at this point, that would mean
california are preparing for their first major wet storm of the season. a super soaker expected to stick around right through the weekend. free sandbags were given away ahead of the drenching rain that could trigger flooding as well as mud slides. the storm is also stirring up 70-mile-an-hour winds and up to 2 feet of wet snow in the mountains. >>> in pennsylvania a snowstorm that made a mess of the morning commute triggered crash after crash in the central and eastern part of the state. semitrucks jackknifed in the poconos, and cars ran off the road. some drivers were stuck in traffic for hours. several children suffered minor injuries actually when their school bus overturned in the middle of all that slippery mess. >>> and with that, here's a look at your wednesday weather, hopefully a bit calmer for most folks. drying out on the east coast today. sunny skies all the way done to florida. cooler along the gulf coast. milder than normal in the rockies. and that pacific storm also will bring rain to seattle and portland as well as heavy snow to the cascade. >> 40s in the pacific northwes
to accuweather.com and jim dickey. >> another round of soaking rainfall on tap for today in across california. there's an upper-level low pressure spinning in. that's drawing in tropical moisture here. san francisco, through portland. into the seattle area. along with strong, gusty winds. gusts along the coast. in some cases, 60-mile-per-hour to 80-mile-per-hour. inland, 40-mile-per-hour to 60-mile-per-hour, could bring down trees and power lines. rob and paula, back to you. >> jim, thanks a lot for that report. >>> and new this morning, we are hearing from general david petraeus, himself, about the affair that ended his cia career. in a letter to a fellow general, petraeus says his wife, holly, is not kicking him out, despite the affair. he says resigning as head of the spy agency was simply the right thing to do. now, james shelton, that's the general who got the letter, blames paula broadwell for the affair. he says broadwell was a savvy woman who knew a lot more about matters of the heart. >>> with the fiscal cliff looming in just over a month, high-level negotiators meet today on capitol
from california to help restore power, getting fuel into the area, and direct assistance to help with food and lodging. this is going to take a while. we're doing everything we can that we stand by the people in the eastern seaboard. >> your predecessor karl rove, top strategist for george w. bush, has said that hurricane sandy the last week, has helped give the president a real boost politically? >> listen, we're not worried about the politics. we're worried about doing the right thing by those acted by the race. we think this has been a stable race. i think karl rove might have said that, because a few days ago he predicted a big romney win. listen, we're confident that the president has the electoral votes to win this, if we get our vote out. and that's what we're focused on. >> you remain so confident. you talked about the firewall. ohio, iowa and wisconsin. but we're seeing mitt romney going to pennsylvania today. i know you and a lot of democrats think that's a desperation move. but some of the polls are tightening right there. and it is a state that you haven't invested a
could be in big trouble, this time for allegedly manipulating the price of electricity in california. regulators are threatening to fine barclays $470 million for allegedly gaming the market to lower prices just so it could make bigger profits later. the bank denies the scheme. >>> an unusual sight to bring you along the mexico/arizona border. instead of digging a tunnel, smugglers tried to build makeshift ramp to try to drive over the border fence. as you can see, they came up just a bit short. they did manage to run off, but they left their jeep teetering some 14 feet in the air. >> a balancing act. >> that is some balance there. >>> hey, sam, how about some national weather? >> as we do that, i want to thank wabc for giving us the flight yesterday. they're always in the air, by the way, and the best in the business. let me show you what's going on with this cold air that drops down in behind the storm. wait until you see these temperatures. it's what folks without power don't need are these temperatures. look at the high temperatures. they're close to the 40s by the time we get in
, ticket sales spiked 500% because of an influx of players from california and arizona, states that don't sell powerball tickets. anybody come over from san diego? >> yes, they came from san diego, l.a. >> reporter: optimistic americans with a dollar and a dream went on a powerball binge. >> i'm the winner. >> reporter: at one point, 130,000 tickets were being sold every minute. >> everybody thinks they're the lucky ones. >> reporter: the jackpot rolled over 16 times without a winner. that's why it got so huge. amazingly, this is not the biggest u.s. lottery prize ever. in march of this year, three tickets shared a megamillions jackpot of $656 million. last night, nearly 9 million ticketholders won smaller consolation prizes. if you matched 5 out of 6 winning numbers, you'll take home prizes totalling more than $130 million. and for the rest of us, there's jimmy kimmel's advice. >> the lottery is an opportunity for your dream to come true, especially if your dream is to lose a dollar. >> reporter: lottery officials are saying that when the numbers drawn are low number, in this case, all
shopping at railly's. the stores throughout california and nevada went on strike at 6:00 this morning after talks broke down. abc7 news reporter kyra clapper joins us live from the railly's in fremont with details on the walkout. good morning. >> good morning, carolyn. this is the first walkout in the 77-year history of wailly's. it is over wages and retiree and health benefits facing cuts. they say it must reduce costs to become competitive. the union says it is a contract that erases decades of progress for grocery workers. at 6:00 a.m. three union members started their sunday in solidarity. forming a picket line in fremont because of what they say are unfair labor practices. >> we are starting to get a decent contract for the members. >> reporter: the dispute between railly and the workers union involves about 7,000 union members from grocery workers to meat cutters. 15 months of contract negotiations came to a head overnight and a midnight deadline came and went. >> hopefully this will send a message that you can take a little from people, but you can't take a lot. >> reporter: railly's
.org/abc. >>> supplies from northern california should be arriving in the northeast today flown out of oakland airport yesterday this giant 747 carrying tons of relief supplies from the army depot in trace one took off in the early afternoon another last night. >>> suggested -- seven people rescued interest their capsized boat are recovering. we have incredible pictures of what happened. situations lake this don't typically turn out this well. kira klapper is live with more. >> reporter: three adults and four children uninjured, remarkable outcome considering the turn of events yesterday afternoon. 25 foot pleasure craft overturned off dillon beach. the helicopter had rescued three adults and two children who had been clinging to the hull of the boat. looks like our video is not working right now. we will have that coming up later. people were watching in awe from the shore. the rescue mission turned a little terrifying when they realized two children were trapped inside the boat's cabin, it was quickly filling with water they were able to cut open the hull and rescue those two children, safe, sound,
said the country could learn from california voters, prop 30 passed hiking sales taxes and raising taxes on people making $250,000 or more. >> our credibility as a governing, a nation that can govern itself is on the chopping block. yes, cuts going forward of certain commitments, that has to be embraced so also is revenue, revenue means taxes. >> reporter: sergio quinn tan that, abc7 news. >>> in a -- few hours free event in oakland will offer help for struggling homeowners banks are participating in a clinic, homeowners can get help with loan moderation -- modifications and other options. the clinic opens 10 this morning at oakland marriott convention center. go to abc7news.com. >>> update on story we brought last week missing historic cross found in the bay area has been resurrected in the mojave desert. the land became federal property in '94 and the cross became the center of a legal dispute cut off at the base and vanished two years ago. last week it was found in san mateo county and the cross was rededicated yesterday. >>> there are still questions surrounding the sudden resi
, scores of dogs and cats left homeless by hurricane sandy flown to california and this is just one of the many surprising acts of kindness for some of sandy's most vulnerable victims. more on that coming up. >> a heartwarming story. >>> we begin with the escalation of violence in the mideast today being met with possible cease-fire. israel expanded its air assault on gaza as its iron dome defense system protected tel aviv. its most popular city from a hamas rocket attack. team coverage. christiane amanpour is in jerusalem but begin with alex marquardt in gaza city. alex. >> reporter: good morning, biannament overnight the israeli air force targeted bigs. the big question whether a cease-fire will be able to be brokered before israel launches a ground invasion. israeli jets pummeling gaza overnight. two buildings housing hamas and international media were targeted. six journalists were wounded. from the sea, volley after volley of naval artillery hit alleged terror sites. so far, more than 50 palestinians have been killed and more than 500 wounded. we're sacking a heavy price from h
fans who are afraid the team might once again relocate to southern california. pasadena is considering hosting an nfl team in the rose bowl. for five years while a new downtown l.a. football stadium gets built. yesterday the rose bowl hosted the annual football rivalry between ucla and usc. the l.a. times reports tomorrow the pasadena city council will consider bringing the nfl to their city. the pasadena chamber of commerce and others like the prospect of millions of nfl dollars flowing into their city on a temporary basis. but people who live near the rose bowl have complained in the past about traffic and noise and problems caused by rowdy fans. >>> opposition is growing over plans by stores like wal-mart, toys-r-us, sears and target to kickoff black friday deals on thanksgiving night. one target employee from california has started an online petition calling on the stores to give back thanksgiving to employees and their families. now there are more than 40 petitions to save thanksgiving on change.org with more than 238,000 signatures. but experts say when it comes to competition, s
paste and plastic. >>> california emergency management agency reminds us the storm provides a good kick to make sure we are ready for the rainy season ahead or any type of natural hazard we are encouraged to have emergency it cans with battery operated radios and flashlights, three day supply of food and water for everyone in the family and a manual can opener. >>> in just a couple of hours, two planes and crews will takeoff from moffett field in mountain view for a long range ocean rescue 1,000 miles from dry land. planes and helicopters from the 129th rescue wing will help pick up an injured crewman from a philippine ship and airlift him for medical care. the ship is 1,000 miles from cabo san lucas. >>> investigators say two victims in a fatal shooting sunday were 15 and 16-year-old girls. police are not releasing their names until detectives interview their families they were found shot sunday morning near brookdale park the two girls were friends, but did not live in the area they are not sure what they were doing there the 15-year-old was from san leandro, the 16-year-old from oakl
. the polls are open right now in california, we are all at our abc election headquarters right here in times square. our whole team is going to be out in force all day, all night long as the votes come in. i know robin is watching at home. she's actually going to vote today. we welcome elizabeth vargas. >> thank you, we're all going to vote today. guess what the first votes are in in new hampshire, george, dixville notch, five votes for president obama. five votes for governor romney. that may be a harbinger for you all night long. >> it's been a deadlock all way. let's go to santa monica, california right now. polls are open, votes cast all across america right now. some americans voted before today. mitt romney is not going to stop campaigning. he is campaigning today in pennsylvania and ohio. he knows he needs to win one of those two states. >> trying to eke out every vote that he can. of course, we're not just watching the election polls today. we're also watching the weather. another huge story that's looming is that storm, a nor'easter that's brewing off the east coast. and sam, this w
weekend. >>> following breaking news, several people shot overnight at a california campus. police combing home video to catch the suspects who torched the muni bus after the giants won the world series. plus your morning commute with degrees colder than normal around the great lakes. and also have scatters here in the northeast. >>> finally this morning, a tribute to all those who helped us weather the storm. >> abc's david muir has this gallery of people who came through when it counted the most. >> reporter: new mom, julia, her husband, duran, and their new baby, micah, letting us know today, they're okay. >> hey, david. as you can see, we're doing great. really happy. >> reporter: and like so many people, they wanted just one thing. to say thank you. to the quiet samaritans, the nurses, who simply were doing their jobs and became the real heroes of the hurricane. julia was in labor, having contractions inside that new york hospital that went dark, lost power when the generators gave out. desperate for an epidural in the darkness, her husband held a cell phone light as nurses went to wo
are calming down now in the state of california tomorrow, mainly sunny skies, clouds way up north and possibly a shower or two. mild conditions state wide. getting more encouraging here in the bay area as we approach the weekend. clouds thickening overnight tonight. by mid day we'll see partly sunny skies. relatively mild conditions high temperatures into 60s on the coast. upper 60s around the bay. up to 70 in the mildest inland locations. so i suggest you make plans to enjoy the weekend. it's going to be lovely. >> sounds like a plan. >> thank you. >> still to come, weight loss secrets. >> what researchers learned about long term success. >> coming up packaging problems from blister packs to frustrating ties. what companies say about all of those hard to open items, coming up next. >> and i'm dan ashley. coming up at 5:00 giants pitcher sergio romo strikes a pose and makes quite a statement with a tee shirt. we're going to look at other statements he has worn on his sleeve throughout the years. commuting in california. habits we do well and our problem spots out there on the road. that is com
: getting the lights on means bringing in more than 40,000 workers from 49 out of 50 states. in california, the air force began air lifting more than 60 utility vehicles to new york today, aboard huge cargo planes. and tonight, these workers from alabama pitching in near hard hit atlantic city. >> they understand the value that comes from being able to serve others. >> reporter: at its peak, more than 8 million customers had no electricity. it's half that number now. and a million more get their power back each day. better than after hurricane irene. on long island, we found this crew working 16-hour days, their own homes without electricity, repairing a downed line for powerless residents. >> i saw the truck down the street. i said, i hope they're coming my way. >> reporter: the crew was. and moments later, lights came on for the first time since monday. [ cheers ] >> hey! >> we just got our lights back. thank you, lord. >> reporter: these workers here you see behind me, they are replacing a telephone pole, utility poles that were blown over by the storm. it is slow work. takes about two
morning fog along the southern california coast. >> aside from the sandy-related airport delays in the new york area, it should be smooth sailing for the rest of the country. >>> well, even though we work with moving pictures, some of sandy's most powerful images are in photographs. the long lines at gas stations like this one in new jersey. efforts now being made to move gas supplies from tanks and pipelines to where it is needed most. >> bracing for another nasty commute. there were epic traffic jams across the region yesterday, as workers tried to get to their jobs in manhattan by car, as mass transit remains limited. >> and the all-too familiar scene, bringing water-damaged items to the curb. that is happening across the fire-devastated community of rockaway, in queens, new york. >>> and sandy could also end up having a major impact on election day. in new jersey, military trucks are being brought in to replace polling places that have been destroyed. voters will cast paper ballots at those sites. >>> and the candidates are preparing for the final stretch in this long campaign. karen t
in southern california this morning. she had incredibly good fortune weeks before a 23 million dollar lotto prize was going to be forfeited. the winning ticket was sold at a palmdale liquor store in may, with no one claiming the prize the store released surveillance photos recognized by her daughter. the woman found the ticket after a search in her car where it has sat for five months she filed her claim yesterday. >> after you see someone on surveillance and find them it is not a good thing. >> this lady i'm sure she is happy about it. >>> still ahead, october jobs report is out. we go live to new york city and tell you why not the exchange for this morning's opening bell as investors get ready to react. >>> campaign spin the obama and romney camps want you to hear following the jobs report. >> new poll showing where californians stand on repealing the death penalty. [ inaudible ] >>> welcome back to the abc7 morning news. you are looking live at the opening bell. >>> the unemployment rate crept up to 7.9% from .8%. how should we digest that? more on that with jane king. she will be report
was her suitor, named george romney, who kept coming out to california to pursue her. and so she gave up a lucrative contract to follow him back home. at a detroit prep school, their youngest son mitt was a jokester, a member of the pep club. at liberal berkeley university, he made headlines for protesting against the people who were sitting in against the vietnam war. but romney deferred military service to fulfill his mormon duty and served as a missionary in france. and while he was away, it was his father who guided the love of his son's life, ann davies, in her conversion into the church. >> she's done the most important task in our family, by far, which is that she took primary responsibility for raising five extraordinary sons. >> reporter: their devotion to their faith so strong, in 1981, romney told a fellow bain executive, he was planning to give nearly half of his salary to the church. in an earlier interview, i was curious about the fact he doesn't drink caffeine. >> the church says no coffee or tea, it doesn't literally say caffeine. >> reporter: it doesn't? >> yeah. i try a
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